• Norwood Forum


There’s a great community spirit in West Norwood

Help make the area an even better place to live and work:

join the Norwood Forum Committee

We need your enthusiasm, time and willingness to get involved in the work of the Forum in connecting the local community and leading on real improvements across the Norwood area. 

New committee members bring fresh ideas, perspectives and skills, as well as enthusiasm to help the local community. What are you passionate about? We will want you to:

Wonder is putting together a ‘Guide of Community Assets’ and needs your help

What are ‘community assets’?
They are any ‘place’ – indoors or out – that could be used for an event. It could be for public events like workshops or live music nights, or it could be for private events such as a wedding reception or a surgery. The guide will list everything you need to know – location, resources available such as kitchen or kettle/chairs and tables, access information including parking, contact details and, of course, cost.

Lambeth Council elections: results

The results are in, and Labour has been returned to power in Lambeth and retains a strong position in Norwood. As a whole in Lambeth the breakdown of the total 63 seats (= 63 Councillors) were:

Labour:            57 seats   (-1)

Greens:             5 seats   (+4)

Conservatives:  1 seat     (-2)

And the results for Norwood were............

Gipsy Hill


Fest Norwood 2018

Last year South London Theatre (SLT) announced that they would bring an arts festival to West Norwood and its community on returning to their Old Fire Station home. The newly restored SLT Fire Station and its theatre will be at the heart of this open-access 10 day multi-arts festival, with satellite events taking place all across West Norwood.

The festival dates are Friday 3 - Sunday 12 August 2018.

The core values of the festival are:

Lambeth Council Elections

Thursday 3 May 2018: don’t forget to vote! Polling stations are open from 7am right through until 10pm, but don’t leave it late - there’s often queuing in the evenings.

Local elections are being held across the borough to elect all 63 councillors to serve on Lambeth Council. Locally, there are elections for the Gipsy Hill, Knights Hill and Thurlow Park wards.

How do I know where to vote?

Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival 2018

This year’s Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival runs from Monday 30 April to Monday 4 June with a month-long programme of inspirational literary events. Highlights include:

Norwood Road - bollards, trees, benches and grot spots

A public consultation is now underway on the proposed location of trees, benches and bollards which will go in along Norwood Road between Robson Road and Tulse Hill station under the Streetworks project. Last week, Norwood Forum walked the length of the road with Council officers identifying a number of possible locations, and also raised a number of grot spot issues and other actions needed to tidy up the road.

Streetworks: trees, benches and bollards:

Crime Statistics

Below are the top three reported crimes in February 2018 for the 3 wards in Norwood. Again Miscellaneous Theft and Residential Burglary featured strongly.  There is also the problem of drugs and drug related crime in Gipsy Hill.  If you are concerned you will find specific advice on crime prevention in  https://www.met.police.uk/your-area/



Radio London features West Norwood

Robert Elm's Round Your Manor slot on Radio London recently featured West Norwood.  Colin Fenn, Feast coordinator, local historian and Norwood Forum committee member, gave an interview (@ 11mins, 30 secs) and also Bob Flannigan of the Friends of West Norwood Cemetery (@ 1 hour, 38mins, 30 secs).  Calls came in from local residents and from the West Norwood Free Film Festival team.  There were numerous emails read out including one from Sunil our Treasurer who wrote "It really is a great place to live with a strong community spirit."  There were also on the spot interviews and we are pleased

Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body: paid role as Lay Member

The Lambeth CCG has placed the following advertisement for a lay member vacancy:

Could you help serve your local community by joining Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group’s Governing Body as a Lay Member?  The role will have a specific focus on audit, conflicts of interest, governance and financial management as well as serving as Vice Chair of the Governing Body.